This morning Calais Kitchens confirmed that, due to low stock and funds, they will be unable to distribute food packs next week.
The service they offer in the Calais camp is unique and invaluable. They deliver a food pack to every single shelter and tent, once a week, along with a delivery of wood from the woodyard. This enables all camp residents the autonomy of cooking for themselves, preparing food with friends and family, eating what they like, when they choose, without having to queue.
Like all of the distribution models that both Help Refugees and our partners operate, Calais Kitchens strives to provide a consistent, reliable source of aid in the camp, in what can be incredibly stressful, challenging living conditions. A pack of simple ingredients such as rice, oil, kidney beans, tinned tomatoes and spices brings a little normality to 7000 people a week at an average cost of £1 per person per week.
In order to keep up their amazing work, Calais Kitchens must raise £7000 a week to cover costs. Please click here to send either a one-off or, better still, a monthly donation and share with your networks:
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